Hamsters. In Leotards. :)

Hola! Have you all been partaking in The Daily Marker 30 Day this month? I am on Day 11 now and I colored some of these yesterday for Day 10. So fun!!

I ordered this Waffle Flower set Gym Rat and Waffle Flower dies for Gym Rat during  Ellen Hutson’s sale last weekend and here I am using it already! whoooot! This set is retiring, so there’s no time to waste if you love it like I do! Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

The star on this is the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil: Stars and that one is HERE.

I thought this turned out so fun and sooooo 80’s! ❀

I put the hamsters I colored today on this next card:

This stencil background is the Mesh stencil from Simon Says Stamp HERE.

I colored all the hamsters with Copic Markers and I just ❀ them! I have been wanting this set for awhile because these little guys truly CRACK ME UP! Their sweatbands and all! Sooooo funny to me!

I hope you have gotten a kick out of these two cards like I did making them! You can find these stamps and dies at Ellen Hutson with the following links:

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps! (+Giveaway!)

Hello –Here today to share some extra special Β Honey Bee StampsΒ fun for their collaboration with Hero Arts!!! I always credit Hero Arts for my first dives into stamping– so anything HA is always a delight for me…. then combine it with Honey Bee and ❀ ! This is such a great set with FANTASTIC sentiments that I can definitely use over and over and over! πŸ™‚ The set is called You are Amazing and you can find it HERE!

Hopefully, you have arrived here from Jenny Hall’s Blog HERE. If not, but sure to hop back there! πŸ™‚ You can also start from the beginning at Hero Arts HERE and Honey Bee Stamps HERE.

I couldn’t decide which sentiments to use, so finally I just picked a couple and ran with it! I could use all of them, all at once truthfully. πŸ™‚ And if I had more time, I’m pretty sure I’d have made a card using every one of them! πŸ™‚

On with the cards already, yes?! πŸ™‚

I used all the solid hearts in the sets for both of these cards. I am a big fan of these hearts! πŸ™‚

I thought it would be fun to stamp dark to light, bottom up. I think they both turned out pretty fun in the end.

I can’t pick a favorite though, of course! πŸ™‚

I finished off these cards with some paint splats, scoring and a little stitching. ❀

I love these kinds of cards! I definitely need them often and they are flat, but oh so fun for mailing!

This is just two sentiments of soooo many in the set! Along with lots of sweet hearts!Β  πŸ™‚

There is also a GIVEAWAY –two $50 gift cards –one for Honey Bee Stamps and one for Hero Arts!Β  How fun is that?!

Here’s the full scoop: We will give away TWO $50 shopping sprees during this hop – one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Honey Bee Stamps! Winners will be drawn from the comments left across the hop – comment on more blogs for more chances to win! Enter by Wednesday, July 15th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts and Hoeny Bee Stamps blogs the following week.

Here’s the new Hero Arts/ Honey Bee Stamps You Are Amazing stamp set link HERE!

Next up, hop over to Kelly Martin’s Blog HERE! Kelly is sure to have something awesome to share! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy thisΒ Hero Arts/Honey Bee set as much as me! Have fun with yourΒ Honey Bee Stamps!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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ALL the Rainbows from Taylored Expressions

Oh it’s another day of colorful FUN over at Taylored Expressions! RAINBOWS and much more!!!! All the fun is available over at Taylored Expressions Today, July 7th right HERE!!

A whole lot of sweetness, that’s for sure! Some of the newly available products are from the previously released Somewhere Over the Rainbow Kit. You can see more cards ideas in my post for that HERE. Others are being released for the first time. πŸ™‚ And oh boy, are they cute!

For these first two cards, they are using all the same products and colors, but isn’t it amazing that they look quite different? Or is that just me?

This is the Over the Rainbow Die, Rainbow Cloud Duo and Over the Rainbow stamp set.

This one is a little different order and I love it!

For these cards, I embossed theΒ  background with TE’s Cloudy Days Embossing folder and then inlaid the felt die cuts. I added some stitching to finish them off.

These clouds are the perfect finishing touch. There are two cloud dies in the kit. One is simple and the other has the little pierced dots on it. The dots don’t show up on felt of course, but on cardstock, they are a great detail!

I do love the TE Wool Felt! It cuts like butta in a die cut machine, just in case you haven’t ever tried it.

Next up, I am using this super sweet new set of stamps called Brighter Days. Warning: Adorable! πŸ™‚

I created this background with the Rectangle Masking Stencil and just the Heart layer from the Puppy Love Layering stencil set.

I colored the rainbow with Copics and added in to the panel along with some stitching. I think this turned out to be a sweet and cheery card in the end.

Next up, this sweet little shaker with the cutest cloud! I gave the cloud some googley eyes to add to the fun and super cuteness. Inside the shaker card is the TE Sparkly Stars and Vanilla Creme shaker bits.

For the background, I added some very faint stenciling with the Splash stencil for some “rain” if you will.

Gah! It’s so fun! The shaker bit added something a little extra. ❀

Next up, this sweet little umbrella! Showered with Love! This could be great for an every day kinda card or wouldn’t it be fun for a wedding shower or baby shower too? Changing up the colors a bit could change the entire feeling. πŸ™‚

I colored the one umbrella with Copics and die cut it out, adding it with foam adhesive to the background of umbrellas. I recommend stamping the panel and then putting the one you colored on top. This will help with placement–I’ve learned this lesson many a times. πŸ˜‰

Finally, I have these sweet rain boots with the RAINBOW!!

I used the Square Window Masking stencil with Earl Gray ink for the Brighter Skies sentiment.

These new illustrations are just the sweetest and sure to brighten any mailbox or doorstep you send it to. πŸ™‚

I just love the rainbow goodness! ❀

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Felt Rainbow cards:

Rainbow Shower card:

Cloud ShakerΒ card:

Showered with LoveΒ card:

Rain BootsΒ card:

All these products are available TODAY, July 7thΒ over at Taylored Expressions. Have fun checking it all out! But wait, there’s more:Β You’ll receive a pack of Taylored Expressions exclusive Rainbow Brights foil free with purchases of $50 or more! OH and I LOVE that foil! πŸ™‚

Find the TE Blog HERE with more inspiration! ❀ The Creative Team will Rainbow Delight YOU!! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you find a rainbow today too. πŸ˜‰

Take care πŸ™‚


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Honey Bee Stamps: New Release

Hello –Happy Weekend! There is a new release over at Honey Bee Stamps!!! And I thought I would make a card that was full of tropical goodness. I don’t know about you, but I could live in this card about now! πŸ™‚

This new Honey Bee Stamps set is called Paradise Blooms (and you can find it HERE with the Paradise Blooms coordinating dies HERE) and I just stamped right over a Distress Oxide blended panel. The size of these images is pretty awesome and they would be great to add coloring to too!

Anyone else up for living in this card for awhile? ha! πŸ™‚

I wanted to keep this card flat because I intended to mail it out this week. The USPS and I have been at odds with mailing lately. Ha! So FLAT was the goal! πŸ™‚

Check out all the latest over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Once again, here are the Honey Bee Stamps products I used with links and links to the Distress Oxide pads Honey Bee has available:

Also, if you missed my post for the Blog Hop with Honey Bee and Hero Arts earlier this week, check that out >>HERE<<. You have until Wednesday, the 15th to enter for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you haveΒ  fun for making cards withΒ Honey Bee Stamps.Β 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Ellen Hutson FUN and SALE!

Happy Friday! Are you all ready to celebrate the 4th? I have some work to do this morning and then onward. Albeit much different from any year prior, it’s still a weekend! πŸ™‚

I wanted to share that there a great SALEΒ over at Ellen Hutson this weekend:

Perfect timing because I have this plethora of cards to share with you today. They are all in the theme of making a card set, and these two stamps sets from EH are my go to for this. There is something very satisfying about just stamping your little heart out for a couple hours and creating a stack of cards, is there?

The images are from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and I adore this set!! πŸ™‚ The little sentiments that accompany them are from the set Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole. And with a sale, you can get both! πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

I’m going to share a bunch of pics! Feel free to scroll fast if you haven’t seen enough. πŸ™‚

This coffee cup is everything! πŸ™‚

And the camera? ❀ oh snap! ❀ it!!!

I thought I would make a sweet apple card before making the funny ones! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is one of my faves in the set because it is OH SO TRUE! πŸ™‚

And of course, this sentiment IS my fave in the Everyday Punnies set. It makes me laugh every time I read it! πŸ™‚

Mint Chocolate Chip anyone?

And celery coffee cups? Yes please! πŸ™‚

I hope you have enjoyed these cards using the Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole as much as I enjoyed making them all and mailing them! πŸ™‚ That’s the thing: I already mailed most of them! Who am I? πŸ™‚

** Be sure to hit up the SALE over at Ellen Hutson now before your wishlist is snagged by someone else! 20% off is fun stuff! Be sure to use the code when you check out–you can hop over by clicking HERE >> Ellen Hutson.Β  πŸ™‚ I may have ordered already myself. Allegedly. πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

Here’s a previous post I shared a couple other cards using this set and another HERE. And one more post HERE. πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend–and Happy 4th, USA friends!! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Let’s Celebrate!

Happy Day to you! We are officially in the hot zone of summer now!

I thought I’d share a few cards I made a couple weeks ago using products from The Greetery . One is similar to my last Greetery post and the others are new using party fun! And pssssst–there is a SALE over at The Greetery NOW through tomorrow, July 2nd! Be sure to check it out HERE.

These first two cards use the The Pinwheel Party Bundle from The Greetery . My original thinking was I was going to just try out the stencil and then go back and use colors I picked. But once I finished these “test runs” I thought, well, these aren’t tragic! I’ll use them! Next time, I’ll think through colors vs. just grabbing randomly to try the stencils. πŸ™‚

I think these are festive!

Good for a birthday or just anytime to celebrate, right?


Lastly for this card, I used the Oopsie Daisy Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, HERE and HERE. I also used the Just Mason Around Stamps HERE and Coordinating Dies HERE. The sentiment is from the Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You stamp set HERE.

The green and the peach might be my favorite! πŸ™‚

You can check out my other Daisy cards in THIS post HERE.

I used Taylored Expressions Stripes Stencil set for the backgrounds. Love those!! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Taylored Expressions: Farm Kit Release!

Welcome back! Today we are celebrating a fun release for the Farm Kit ReleaseΒ from Taylored Expressions! This set is available over at Taylored Expressions TODAY, June 30th.

These little farm animals are adorable and the bonus is, their heads and bodies are two different stamps. The fun of this is that you can tilt their heads however you’d like and you can add the TE Wobblers! And they are included in the kit.

First up, I had to use the horse and the barn. I colored everything with Copic Markers and fussy cut out the barn. For the background, I used the new Grass Stencil (hooray!) as well as the Set the Scene-Cloud Stencils I already had. I die cut all that out with the Frame in Frame 2 die.

I love this punny sentiment, and of course, the fun sticker that matches when I pop it in the mail! πŸ™‚

There is a handful of envelopes included in the kit, so you are all set to make and send these fun cards out straightaway!

Next up, I had to use the sweet little cow. And to make her even sweeter, I used the Gingham Background stamp in the kit and did so in Cupcake. To create just this rectangle of inked space, I used the TE Masking Stencils-Rectangles and blended in some Cupcake ink first, using the TE Blender Brushes. After that, I stamped the Gingham stamp tone on tone again using Cupcake. Because I left the Rectangle Masking Stencil on, it really only stamped in the center of the area, and I liked the look of that. πŸ˜‰

It’s an Udder Birthday!! Gahhh! I do love puns! πŸ™‚ I added some scoring and cut it all out with the Petite Scallop Rectangle Stacklets.

I thought this little cutie was so sweet and would be fun to receive in the mail for one’s birthday! πŸ™‚

Lastly, I had to get this little Chickie on a card! πŸ™‚

In addition to the grass stencil, I used the Hexagon Masking Stencil and the Here Comes the Sun stencils to create this background for my Copic colored elements. Just Chicken In! I ❀ it! πŸ™‚

The new Taylored Expressions Farm Kit Release is so fun! I so enjoy all the little goodies inside and that they are all in a great pouch with the cute Farm Kit sticker on it. This makes it easy to store and keep them all together. I have this one next to my previously released TE Rainbow Card Kit. πŸ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Neighborly card:

Udderly Card:

Chicken Card:

All these products are available over at Taylored Expressions!

TheΒ Farm Fresh KitΒ includes everything that you need to create cute farm themed projects that include the cutest bobble head farm critters! The kit retails for $89 and includes the following supplies:

  • Gingham Check Background stamp
  • Farm Fresh stamp set
  • Farm Fresh Critters stamp set
  • Farm Fresh Critters die collection
  • Set the Scene – Grass Stencil Strips set
  • 6 Mini Wobble Springs
  • 6 Custom Envelope Seals
  • 6 Colored Envelopes
  • Packaged in a zippered pouch (the zipper color will vary) with a custom kit label

Find the TE Blog Post HERE with more inspiration from the TE Creative Team! ❀

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!

Take care πŸ™‚


Follow me on Instagram: jilldhawkinsΒ πŸ™‚

Velcro Shoes…

Happy Sunday! I’m just popping in with a funΒ Taylored Expressions card I made for a friend’s birthday. She also appreciates said humor, so I’m thinking she got a laugh out of this one! πŸ™‚

This is the Hip Hop Bunny, lots of Simple Strips and the Confetti Toss Background. I colored him with Copics eons ago, and he has been sitting on my desk looking at me. So finally, this snarky little dude made it on a card. πŸ™‚

I used the TE Rectangle Masking stencil and TE Blending Brushes and voila! πŸ™‚ Birthday fun! I’m thinking now, I maybe should have put a color after “Let the Celebration Begin:”… haaaa! But it’s enjoyable nonetheless. ❀
These products are available over at Taylored Expressions!

Take care πŸ™‚


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Hello –Happy Saturday! I’m here today to share a sweet card I made using  Honey Bee Stamps!!! You can find lots of stamps and goodies from Honey Bee HERE!

For this card, I used Honey Bee’s cute critters from the Happy BeeDay set (and the coordinating Happy BeeDay Dies HERE). I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut everything out.

I made my own stencil using the Grass Border die and created a lovey background with the Fluttering Hearts Stencil (set of 2!). The simple sentiment I used is from the Friend stamp set. So cute and so simple!

Eeeeep! I just had to use this little squirrel. πŸ˜‰

Here’s the Honey Bee Stamps goodies I used with links:

Thanks so much for stopping by today–have a good weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Send Happiness from Simon Says Stamp!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Send Happiness release!! Wait til you see this stamp I used below–whoah! πŸ™‚

I am using the NEW SSS Stamp: Poppies Background and you can find it HERE. The sentiment I used is from SSS Love Messages. ❀ I cut the whole thing out with the SSS Basic Rectangles too. )

This Poppies Background stamp is a lovely one and large to cover your whole card front, if you so choose. I decided to white heat emboss it and then blend on some Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide Ink (with a dab of Hickory Smoke). Then I splattered it with paint, added some stitching the sentiment and done. πŸ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products I used:Β 

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Send Happiness! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.Β 

Enjoy your crafty time! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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